How To Get More Power From The R6

This article was written for mods done on a 2000 R6.

What is the easiest way to get that extra bit of power out of my bike? This is a question we all ask ourselves shortly after getting a new bike. Besides being bolt on products, a pipe and jet kit are two of the easiest high performance parts that add a substantial amount of bhp (back wheel horsepower). You will not need any special tools for this job. Just your standard metric tools. In this install I am going to explain a full system high mount installation.

Full System Exhaust

Full System Exhaust

Both side mids, lowers, and the rear cowling need to be pulled. Next you will need to unbolt the pipe from the header, the bolt on around mid way, and all that’s left is the bolt to your passenger peg. It is nice to have another person hold the pipe as you do this, but it is not necessary. The new pipe attaches in the same manner except for the tail mount. You will need to unbolt the passenger peg and install the accompanying bracket. This bracket is great, because in the case of your bike going down on your pipe side, the bracket will bend and not your subframe. This is why many people decide to drop the passenger pegs and go this rout. If your using the bracket from M4, you might have to do a little dremeling to get the rear cowl to fit around it.

Power can enable you to do a lot more things on your bike without stressing your clutch.

Power can enable you to do a lot more things on your bike without stressing your clutch.

After your cowlings are back on, you are ready to take off the tank and airbox to start on the jet kit. The kit should come with a set of instructions, so I wont go into what that will tell you. Note: I recommend getting a service manual for this operation. This is good so you can relate parts to names, and manuals give good illustrations that you can’t get any where else. Furthermore, it is in the manual that you will find the easiest chronological way of detaching the hoses that connect things like fuel/air to your carbs. Hint: there are a few things that you should know that the manual may not tell you. Getting at your carb’s pipe clamps connecting them to the head is nearly impossible. They are allen bolts and to have any chance of getting at them, you will have to use a swivel head allen assembly. However, it seems the factory did not tighten the cabs down with dyer force, so simply popping them off is easy enough. Once, you have these off, you will have to detach the choke and throttle cables before removal. After you have the carbs out, you will just follow the instructions that accompany the kit.

Pay good attention to the instructions when they say,”Drill out the plugs, but be careful not to drill to far in in risk of damaging the head of the fuel/air mix screw.” The plug is fairly small and doesn’t take much to pull out. If you’ve read this and you have your kit instructions, doing this job will be a cake walk. If you have any questions, post them to the board and I will help you with it. You should not have to pay any more that $625 for a full mount M4 system and no more than 115 for your dynojet jet kit.

My favorite full system exhaust is the Leo Vince.

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